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Enthusiasm Is Contagious!

Neal Pollard Have you seen The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore video where he is ebulliently exulting over the thunder snow he witnesses and knows to be captured by his cameraman?  The YouTube video montage where he is on camera for … Continue reading

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THE TACTICS OF TROUBLEMAKERS

Neal Pollard When you come across Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and the unnamed others of Nehemiah six, you can’t help but be struck by how timeless some things are.  The book of Nehemiah recounts the great construction project led … Continue reading

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HE WAS COACHING ON ONE KNEE

Neal Pollard What I’m about to do is painful and very nearly contrary to my nature.  It involves praising something about New England Patriots’ head coach Bill Bellichick, he of “Spy Gate” and “Deflate-Gate” infamy.  Yet, something he was witnessed … Continue reading

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Why These Are Exciting Times

Neal Pollard I am filled with a tremendous sense of optimism that is not generated by politics, current events, the media, the economy, or any other worldly thing.  Neither am I fueled by some Pollyanna spirit.  Yet, I cannot shake … Continue reading

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MR. OBAMA’S EXAMPLE OF LEADERSHIP

Neal Pollard As one who grows less political each day, I have hesitated to write anything that would look partisan or otherwise politically divisive.  The answer to man’s biggest problems starts with neither “R” nor “D” but rather “J” and … Continue reading

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HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE LONESOME LEADER?

Neal Pollard He feels displeasure. An event usually triggers this. He reacts to the behavior or problems of another through negative emotion. An element of disbelief or disappointment may be the catalyst for his displeasure. He feels disfavored. He may … Continue reading

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HE WAS THEIR CAPTAIN

              Neal Pollard It has been suggested that the Psalms where David appears most anxious were written from the Cave of Adullam. His time there represented one of the deepest valleys of his life. … Continue reading

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THE SWISS PARAGUAYAN

Neal Pollard Moises’ Bertoni’s story is fascinating.  Born in Switzerland in 1857, son of a renowned lawyer, Bertoni was an idealist and an adventurer whose scientific passions took him first to Brazil and ultimately to Paraguay, where he and his … Continue reading

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